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because president bush approved a program to follow the shuttle. the new manned space program rocket was supposed to be called constellation. >> mm-hmm. >> and now you guys call it-- >> all: cancellation. >> unfortunately. >> lou hanna and joe urich, holly petrucci, and mike carpenter planned to transfer from shuttle to constellation. they were encouraged when candidate barack obama came to brevard county in 2008, three months before the election. >> i'm gonna ensure that our space program doesn't suffer when the shuttle goes out of service by making sure that all those who work in the space industry in florida do not lose their jobs when the shuttle is retired, because we can't afford to lose their expertise. >> well, we were lied to when obama came through. gave us a lot of hope and supposedly a lot of change. well, i've got change in my pocket, but the hope is gone. >> in 2010, president obama cancelled constellation and turned over development of a new spaceship to private enterprise. then congress dealt another blow by cutting the funding for the obama plan in half. now the work
-oxley act of 2002. [applause] >> it was overwhelmingly passed by congress and signed by president bush following the last big round of corporate scandals involving enron, tyco, and worldcom. it was supposed to restore confidence in american corporations and financial markets. the sarbanes-oxley act imposed strict rules for corporate governance, requiring chief executive officers and chief financial officers to certify under oath that their financial statements are accurate and that they have established an effective set of internal controls to ensure that all relevant information reaches investors. knowingly signing a false statement is a criminal offense punishable with up to five years in prison. frank partnoy is a highly regarded securities lawyer, a professor at the university of san diego law school, and an expert on sarbanes-oxley. >> the idea was to have a criminal statute in place that would make ceos and cfos think twice, think three times, before they signed their names attesting to the accuracy of financial statements or the viability of internal controls. >> and this law ha
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